Diabetic nephropathy care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Your multispecialty team may include experts in nephrology and hypertension, endocrinology, nutrition, and other areas. These specialists work together to develop a therapy plan tailored to your needs.

Innovative research

Mayo researchers in nephrology and hypertension work on clinical trials and other research with colleagues throughout the country and world. Together, they're developing new treatments and a deeper understanding of what causes diabetic nephropathy. Mayo Clinic doctors serve on the Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group, a national network for clinical research on nephropathy.

At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to clinical trials and new treatments.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Because kidney disease can go undetected until it's too late, it's essential to have an effective and consistent diagnosis. Mayo Clinic uses several diagnostic tests to identify diabetic nephropathy and other kidney problems. It offers a precise measurement of the glomerular filtration rate, which is a test of overall kidney function.

Mayo Clinic offers advanced treatment options for end-stage kidney disease, including dialysis or kidney transplant. It offers state-of-the-art dialysis treatment, including the option for in-home dialysis. And the Mayo Clinic Kidney Transplant Program offers pre-transplant consultation, living-donor evaluation, transplant surgery and post-transplant care.

Nationally and internationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is one of the world's leading kidney disease centers. Mayo doctors are leading a global effort to improve diagnosis of kidney disease.

Expertise and rankings

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  • Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have significant expertise and experience, treating more than 14,000 people with diabetic nephropathy each year.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic offers advanced treatment options for end-stage kidney disease, including dialysis or transplant. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatments.
  • Nationally and internationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic is one of the world's leading kidney disease centers. Mayo Clinic doctors are leading an international project to standardize diagnosis of kidney disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders and diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders and for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

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Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Oct. 24, 2023

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